Throughout the Covid-19 restrictions, the Anti-Social Behaviour Team at Stockport Homes have unfortunately seen a big spike in anti-social behaviour incidents and have worked closely with the Council and Greater Manchester Police to develop a joined-up approach to tackle the behaviour.
On Friday 26th March 2021, a Closure Order was granted against a resident who resided at Birch House in Bramhall Stockport following a hearing at Tameside Magistrates’ Court.
The closure order was granted following persistent anti-social behaviour, which was occurring at the property and having a detrimental effect on the local residents and the community. Several complaints of threatening behaviour, arguments, verbal abuse and repeated Covid-19 breaches were reported during the most recent lockdown.
After a number of joint approaches with Stockport Council and Greater Manchester Police, it was clear that all partners had no option but to apply for a closure order to ensure that residents are protected and kept safe.
The order was executed to close the property utilising the ‘Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. Stockport Homes will now proceed for possession of this property.
Bramhall Neighbourhood Policing & Response team said;
“Greater Manchester Police are committed to support residents that report anti-social behaviour and will take a firm stance on those who breach regulations and cause distress to other residents. Response officers and Neighbourhood teams have worked hard in a collaborative partnership with Stockport Homes to enforce a closure order granted on the 26th March 2021”.
Jenny Osbourne, the Chair of Stockport Homes Group, said;
“Stockport Homes’ priority is to ensure the safety and security of communities where anti-social behaviour is not tolerated, it’s tackled. Our close partnership work with GMP and the Stockport Council, is something to be proud of – it’s making a difference in Stockport residents’ lives by creating safe and prosperous communities.”
From left: Shenade Hegarty, a Team Leader of ASB Team at Stockport Homes, Louise Crowder, Anti-Social Behaviour Officer at Stockport Homes and PC Harry Maule at GMP.